Explore the Stars

Glentanner Park is your home to explore the spectacular stars of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.
The Mount Cook region's gold-rated skies are almost entirely free of light pollution, and draw visitors from all over the world. Enjoy a night time stroll from your Glentanner cabin or campsite and view glittering constellations from the quiet shores of Lake Pukaki. We like to say the area is one of the best stargazing sites on earth.

Our staff can help you book your professional guided tour to learn more about our night skies. Departing from nearby Aoraki Mt Cook Village (an easy 20 minute drive from our campsite).

Big Sky Stargazing 

The "Big Sky Stargazing" adventure in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, has tours operating all year round.

Take a mesmerizing journey through the cosmos as you explore the wonders of the night sky, home to planets, stars and a whole other world we only dream about.

Astronomy guides, Kate, Igor & Brad, will take you on a 1 hour tour of the night sky through high powered telescopes. They share their knowledge about the night sky in an informative and approachable way, answering any questions you may have as they go. 

Available on a clear night, you are treated to home made hot chocolate and sweet treats, before stepping outside to witness the darkness as it comes alive with the stars

All tours are weather dependent.

Departure Time

Departure times vary depending on the time of year.

Departure Point

The Hermitage Hotel, Mount Cook Village (20 minute drive from our campsite)

Price

Full Tour, Adult: from $99.00.   From 1st October $109.00
Full Tour, Child: from $45.00    (Children 8 - 14 years)

All prices are in New Zealand dollars (and are subject to change).

 

Please contact us to book your tour of the southern skies.
You can also book any Mount Cook activities in conjunction with your accommodation booking.